The beastly Stealth Ogre gets an upgrade in maneuverability.
"The 21st century's new form of combat: Yo-Yo Fist. Since the Stealth Ogre incident in 2013, team Sturm Panzer was disqualified from the league, but has has been training and is back in combat. The date is 6/6/2015.
This time, they're up against last year's champions, Revol Bible. The first match will bring Gouki and the Eclipse Ogre to the arena. Kyoshiro and the Leo Sniper are up second, followed by Rayta and the Schneider. Gouki, who always leaves his opponents half dead, has no blind spots anyone can find, but his first opponent is the famous Shinya Kuragumo. Kuragumo's articles are what brought Rayta into the yo-yo world and inspired him to join Sturm Panzer... showing a deep connection between the opposing teams. But before the match, when Kuragumo offers a handshake, Gouki's face darkens. Will he be victorious, or will he fall to Kuragumo?
Next up is Kyoshiro versus Asuka Jio. Even before the opening games, The press corps was loudly proclaiming that the only one who could defeat the genius high schooler Asuka Jio was the other genius, Kyoshiro Aoi! Now it seems that this dream match has become a reality. Before such an opponent, Kyoshiro has found his fighting spirit waning, and has been training new strategies with Kasumi to improve his chances. But young Asuka seems to be only interested in his models... Everyone is excited for the conclusion of these matches!"
-From the maker
In fact, our own Shinya Kido is the model for the character of Shinya Kumagumo, that appears in books 4 and 5 of the Sturm Panzer series. This yo-yo comes with book 4, and the Eclipse Ogre R - Ray comes with book 5. The two yo-yos also come as a L & R pair, with both books.
Continuing the precedent set by the Schneider, this yo-yo is based on the Stealth Ogre. While at first glance you can clearly see the family resemblance, but the devil is in the details, and the Luna is a very different beast from its brethren. The real focus on this model's design is clearly maneuverability.
While the Stealth Ogre was designed to have a very distinct design, the Eclipse Ogre is meant to be well suited for a wider variety of players, bringing top performances to the masses. The shape of the Stealth Ogre's brass rim has been modified, the gap has been widened, and the body weight has been reduced slightly. Without muddying the taste of the original, the Eclipse Ogre has a feeling that any serious player is sure to enjoy.
The Eclipse Ogre makes an appearance in book 4 (included with this yo-yo), and 3A style makes an appearance. For that reason, the Luna has a companion, the Ray (L and R). These yo-yos are well suited for 3A styles, particularly vertical tricks like velvet rolls. The only difference between the L and R models is the coloring and cap design; the specs are identical. You can get them as a set (L and R), which comes with both books 4 and 5.
The side caps are the same diameter as the Lateral caps (48mm), so you can switch those out, as well as adjust the gap with the two shims. By removing both .3mm metal shims, the yo-yo will have the same gap width as the Stealth Ogre.
*Bearings are non-brand 10-ball curved bearings, which have been treated with a single drop of string trick oil. To realize the full potential of your Eclipse Ogre, switch the bearing out for the Dif-e-Yo Konkave bearing (or similar part). You take responsibility for your own yo-yo maintenance and modification. Also, when using the shims, please use curved/concave bearings, or the string may drop between the bearing and yo-yo body. The shims are small and easy to lose, so be careful whenever taking your yo-yo apart.
*The cap diameter is about 48mm, and requires a special suction cup to remove (included). If you have any trouble removing the side caps, or attaching custom caps like the YoYoJam Lateral Caps, feel free to ask us for directions. Just remember, you're responsible for what you do to your own yo-yos!
From the maker:
The Eclipse Ogre is Sturm Panzer's most stable yo-yo to date, but collisions, crashes and drops can adversely affect that. The original rim weight design has been modified to make it more durable against collisions, and the body is a bimetal design that uses 7075 aluminum. Sturm Panzer stress tested the design by placing it on the concrete ground and dropping a hammer on it from 2 meters, and found no problems from those tests, but we cannot guarantee this will stand up against abuse. Each yo-yo is slightly different, and there are many factors that may affect how it plays.
*Don't forget to polish the brass rims regularly with the included polishing cloth, to preserve the golden shine! Please do not use a polishing cloth on any other parts, or you might rub off the anodized coating. Our weight specification below is based on a unit with the side caps removed.
*Lateral Cap sold separately.
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||39|
|Body Material||Aluminum (7075)|
|Bearing Type||Curved Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|
This yoyo also has very little vibe, both sides of the yoyo also seems to be manufactured to a high precision standard, meaning good weight balance.
less vibes and good weight balance means enharnced sleep times.
Furthermore, this yoyo comes with the sharft glued on to one side of the yoyo. I do not recomend you to remove the sharft it unless you have to.
Also be sure to put the bearing in the correct direciton, not sure if all of the eclipse ogres are like this. But I only get about 5-7mintues sleep with the bearing inserted the wrong way, fliped it over and it spins for 10+ mintues.
If its in the wrong direction, the yoyo also beomces much harder to do binds on.
The brass rim becomes rusty quite quick. If you want to presvere the shine, make sure you polish it once a day, if you had touched the brass rims. I had been lazy with the polishing and it becomes very hard to make it shiny again. If you have car polishing products you could also try it on the brass rims, this may be more effective. Just make sure if your polishing liquid has colour you don't get it trapped in the connecting points of the brass rim to yoyo body, otherwise it will be really hard to get off.
Has a very good sleep time, but was hard to perform binds on with orignal reponse pads.
However brought myself a Sturm Panzer CP-05 IrPad 0.5mm x10, after chaging to the IRpads I had got much better binding capability and became very easy to perform binds.